author={Weston La Barre},
  journal={American Anthropologist},
  • W. L. Barre
  • Published 6 April 1938
  • Political Science
  • American Anthropologist
Although conservative opinion would consider the contended aboriginality of New World distilled liquors as yet undemonstrated, there is ample evidence of the wide distribution both in North and in South America of native undistilled alcoholic liquors, or beers and wines. Since the plant-substances of which these are made vary considerably, and since the usage of terms has sometimes been rather loose, we define these terms before discussing the distribution of the liquors themselves. 

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